A Sniper's Dream: Self-guided bullets

A Sniper's Dream: Self-guided bullets

It's a sniper's dream - a bullet that will always find its target.

The technology may sound like something from the imagination of a Sci-Fi writer, but it’s now a reality. U.S. snipers now have an advantage similar to pilots whose aircraft are equipped with guided missiles.

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it has successfully tested the world’s first ever small-caliber bullet. The agency released a video that shows a shooter purposely aiming far off from a target; but as the round makes its way down the path, it suddenly curves to correct its course and hits the target dead-on.

*******************************************

Top 8 Advanced Military Technologies

8 comic book creations come to life

*******************************************

The .50-caliber prototype is called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO), and is designed to provide military snipers a higher percentage of accuracy in unfavorable conditions.

Watch the VIDEO

Check out these other cool technologies brought to you by the military!

Desert War Gear

The Jeep in WARTIME

Battle tanks still roll

A B-2 stealth bomber rises from the ashes

Scout.com Recommended Stories


Forums


69,893 Fans online

    Tweets